Persons with dementia will gradually diminish ability to communicate. They may have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions and have more trouble understanding others. The person may not able to find the right words − particularly the names of objects, may substitute an incorrect word, or may not find any word at all.
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
Carers of the persons with dementia find behavioral symptoms to be the most challenging and distressing effects of the disease. It is important for the carers to recognize the symptoms, understand the cause and know the treatment options.
Persons with dementia may lose their ability to recognize familiar places and faces. It is common for the person to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. Many people cannot even remember their name or address.
Trouble with Sleep
Sleeping problems experienced by individuals with Alzheimer’s and caregiver exhaustion are two of the most common reasons people with Alzheimer’s are eventually placed in nursing homes. Some studies indicate that as many as 20 percent of persons with Alzheimer’s will, at some point, experience periods of.